Emeline at the Circus (Hardcover)
Knopf Books for Young Readers, 9780679876854, 40pp.
Publication Date: April 20, 1999
From Caldecott Honor artist and author of the best-selling How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World comes a hilarious picture book romp about the things you can learn and the fun you can have at the circus. When Emeline's teacher, Miss Splinter, takes the second grade on a field trip to the circus, she's careful to make sure it's a learning experience. While she reads -- the text of the book consists of her "lessons" -- the pictures show Emeline getting mixed up in the performances in the circus ring. She becomes a lion tamer, an acrobat, a trapeze artist, and more, before Miss Splinter realizes what's going on. Marjorie Priceman's vibrant, saturated paintings make this dazzling sight gag a feast for the eye. Children will applaud Emeline, laugh out loud at Miss Splinter, and painlessly soak up a few facts about animals, acrobats, and circuses along the way.
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Praise For Emeline at the Circus…
★ “Priceman’ best, wildly exuberant style . . . Gorgeously colored paintings celebrate the daring, glamour, and breathless excitement of the circus.” — Booklist, Starred
"Hilarious....Priceman has captured the thrill and excitement of the big top." — School Library Journal
"A raucous visual entertainment...bold and energetic." — The New York Times
"A rambunctious parody." — The Horn Book Magazine
"A child’s circus fantasy explosion." — Kirkus Reviews, Pointer